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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
Hospitals, Asylums, Etc.
PEOPLE: Martha L. Rich
PEOPLE: Mrs. Radtke submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-ILLNESS: Mrs. Ed Noll - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Frank Amidon - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-TRAIN WRECKS: Sleeping Car Derails at Mendota
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Patients - Peter Kuhn, Peter Kolles
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Escapes - George Selmers, August Bloom, John Dubois
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Deaths - A. W. Fredericksen, John Gafferty, Leopold Hetrel,Edward H. Cassey, James Rice
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Administrative News -1895-Asylum proposed, 1897-Finance committee, 1900-Delay, Transfer 100 patients, 1901-Hop at Asylum, Superintendent declared insane, 1903-Patients transferred, 1904-more patients transferred, 1917-Lack of medical attention
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Employees - Will Hatch, Superintendent Carmichael
CEMETERIES: Greenwood Cemetery, ~330 burials.
PEOPLE: Antoinette Wakeman
KAPOSIA: The life of Nancy McClure Faribault.
NEWS-BUSINESS: C. J. Aldrich
NEWS-FIRE: 1899-Three Blocks Burned in Hastings, R. C. Libby's Mill
CEMETERIES: East Christiania Cemetery, ~ 440 burials.
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